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Be prepared for every obstacle, and save a ton of money by making your own equipment and learning how to fix your stuff when it breaks in the backcountry

The Alpine Carbon Corks aren't cheap, but they're the best collapsible poles for rugged use

An argument for supported hiking

These items will keep you safe and having fun in the Valley

From the mouths of hikers mid-trail

These nine essentials make camp life easier, all under $100

After several months and thousands of miles, Outside's Taylor Gee knows what works and what doesn't

Stay comfortable on the trail, whether you're out for two days or ten

Gear hacks for a good backpacking trip when the weather goes bad

Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail

Poles seem simple, but they're an important part of your hiking or backpacking kit. Here are our all-time favorites.

These are an absolute joy to use, despite some inherent limitations

These innovative products are worth the investment

At prices that won't break the bank

High-mileage trail-running tackle

Even when weight is at a premium, don't skip these items

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